‘This Must Be The Right Dimension’ By Z.M. Wise

Artwork By Nicolas Raymond

Silken spreadsheets,
barren wasteland,
who are you?
Who can this possible being be,
Rilke in full-fledged uniform?

Chariot awaits your arrival.
The horses,
dehydrated by a mouth drought,
focus on the cubes of sweetness.

The New Year marches this way.
Granny smiths and honey of flesh,
Ah…sensual words tap dance on my neck.

Rest of the established acolytes
convulse sporadically, for it is
their time to protest the
Immaculate War on Education.

Peace be with you,
Son of Sons.

Kingdom of Oasis winery,
refined and reformed to
eligible consumers and hatchling couples.
One sip completes their
Festival of the New Dawn.

Lost in dancing clown dimensions!
Mourning till morning.
He has been knighted on this night.

Sirens in the War Room,
Communists blocked…
They installed a firewall to
keep from hidden track changes.

Need a helping hand?
Just you wait.
We have stopped guarding the ally’s gate.

Bring thy nourishment or
experience thy tickled pink laughter.
Colder than the moon,
held against a written will.
All he carries is his
black liquid and recharged quill.

Story of articulate life:
smart as whips,
dumb as they come.
Enter! Enter!
Teaspoon of civilization envies
improbable pasts.


Z.M. Wise is a proud Illinois native, poet, co-editor and poetry activist, writing since his first steps as a child. He has been a written-word poet for almost two decades and a spoken-word poet for four years. He was selected to be a performer in the Word Around Town Tour in 2013, a Houston citywide tour. He is co-owner and co-editor of Transcendent Zero Press, an independent publishing house for poetry that produces an international quarterly journal known as Harbinger Asylum. The journal was nominated Best Poetry Journal in 2013 at the National Poetry Awards. He has published four full length books of poetry, including: ‘Take Me Back, Kingswood Clock!’ (MavLit Press), ‘The Wandering Poet’ (Transcendent Zero Press), ‘Wolf: An Epic & Other Poems’ (Weasel Press), and ‘Cuentos de Amor’ (Red Ferret Press). Other than these four books, his poems have been published in various journals, magazines, and anthologies. The motto that keeps him going: POETRY LIVES! Mr. Wise will make sure to spread that message and the love of poetry, making sure it remains vibrant for the rest of his days and beyond. You can find him on Twitter @ZMWisePoet, on Tumblr, and Amazon.

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